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JHTA, Round Hill provide training for chefs

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:36 AM
Executive Chef, Martin Maginley gives participants some helpful tips during the session.
Chefs from various small hotels across the island are all smiles after successfully completing the training seminar at the Round Hill Hotel.

As part of its commitment to assist employees in the tourism industry, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) in collaboration with Round Hill Hotel and Villas recently hosted the JHTA Chef Training Seminar 2016, under the theme 'Menu Planning and Design Using Local Products'.

Trainer/presenter Martin Maginley, executive chef of Round Hill led the sessions, with executives from Golden Eye Hotel also in attendance.
“This is an opportunity for chefs to learn from a master chef on improving culinary offerings in their individual hotels and to aid in the growth of their career,” said Omar Robinson, president of the JHTA. Through its training programmes, the JHTA aims to further develop the management skills of its participants.
Topics covered included: working with local products in season; developing a farm-to-table night at your hotel; reducing waste in your kitchen; cost control; how to cost menus; pairing Caribbean foods with wines; and setting up a tasting menu for guests.

Upon completion of the training session, certificates were presented to all participants by Maginley.